NRL star Greg Inglis has managed to escape conviction after being charged with drink driving and speeding.
The Rabbitohs captain appeared in Downing Centre Local Court on Monday where he was handed an 18-month good behaviour bond.
Inglis was on his way home to Sydney from an indigenous football competition in Dubbo, when he was pulled over in Lithgow last October.
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After allegedly returning a positive reading to a roadside breath test, Inglis was taken to a local police station where he allegedly returned a breath result of 0.085.
He was charged with mid-range drink driving and speeding just hours after being named the new captain of the Australian Rugby League team.
As a result he was stripped of the captaincy and suspended for two test matches.
In court today, the judge took into account the 31-year-old’s remorse, early guilty plea and his contribution to the community.
Inglis said outside court that he was grateful for the outcome.
“I’m very grateful for getting the outcome that we did,” he said.
“Regardless of the outcome, it was a very poor decision on my behalf.
“I’m very sorry, very remorseful.”
.@NRL star @greg_inglis has been placed on a good behaviour bond but escaped conviction after he was caught drink driving and speeding on the way home from the Koori Knockout tournament in Dubbo. #NRL #7News pic.twitter.com/0kmG4KcbIw
— 7 News Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) January 14, 2019